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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 04:47 PM
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Got the winter blues? Check out my photos from Costa Rica.
We took a two-week vacation to Costa Rica from Jan 12 to 26 to visit my daughter and family who are hanging out down there for a year to escape LA's hectic pace. With all the snow and everything going on down in the Lower 48, I thought you all might enjoy a virtual trip to the tropics.

http://northernvisions.smugmug.com/gallery/15666871_df5...
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 05:47 PM
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1. Thanks-my wife and I are talking about moving there...when she sees these
pics, she will want to go next week.


mark
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 06:26 PM
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2. It was fantastic.
The countryside is absolutely beautiful, and the balmy temperatures were much appreciated. We were surprised, though, that the prices for food and so on were pretty much comparable to the US, and such things as peanut butter were astronomical for some reason. However, if you've got an income, I would say "go for it." I've been having Costa Rica dreams ever since we got back to Alaska last Wednesday. I love it here, of course, but those warm beaches were very welcome in the middle of our cold winter.

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:26 AM
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4. We haven't heard anything bad about it yet...my BIL was there last year...
loves it.

mark
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:50 AM
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7. I've been told that the prices have risen a lot in the past 5 years
Edited on Wed Feb-02-11 01:50 AM by Lucinda
but that land prices still aren't too bad yet.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:30 AM
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5. We have been talking about it too.
We have friends in puntarenas and we've been talking about moving there for the past few years. Just now getting to the "seriously considering" it stage.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 06:45 PM
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3. Gorgeous!
Boy does that look good on a day like this! Glad you had such a great time.

Thanx for sharing! :hi:
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:38 AM
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6. Wonderful pics! I feel like I was there!
And I may be in the not too distant future!

Thanks for the post. Unbelievably timely. :hi:
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 05:33 PM
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8. Your photos are incredible! They really capture the warmth.
Thank you! :hi:

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 05:52 PM
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9. From the looks of things down there in the Lower 48,
you all can use some warmth. Glad I could oblige. :)
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 06:36 PM
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10. Beautiful!
Mr. MG and I honeymooned there. Loved the place. And their craaaazy socialized medicine saved my Murkin ass when I arrived there with a vicious sinus infection.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 09:14 PM
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12. My daughter is having her second child there
and is very happy about the socialized medicine part. (She's due in early May.) Also, once a child is born to a foreign family living in Costa Rica, the whole family can become citizens of the country with minimal paperwork. Much different than America, for sure. Another thing I like about Costa Rica is that they have no military.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 06:37 PM
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11. gorgeous. some great shots. thanks for sharing them
:)
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